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feature 330 Board Chairman Zarzour to MC Zakat Foundation Fundraiser
CAIR-Chicago | May.19.09

Generous and compassionate people of all faiths and backgrounds are invited to attend Zakat Foundation's first "Solidarity through Generosity" event to raise awareness of its domestic and international relief and development programs.





feature 329 Saying Goodbye to Civil Rights Hero William Moffitt
Christina Abraham | May.14.09

Moffitt established himself as a leader in the legal community and a champion of civil rights; his character and integrity that made him an inspiration to civil rights activists across the nation. CAIR-Chicago mourns his passing.





feature 328 Op-Ed: Do Not Be Fooled by Al Zawahiri
Huffington Post| May.11.09

"I think I speak for most Muslims around the world and certainly most Muslims in the United States when I say, 'Mr. Al Zawahiri, we really don't care what you think," writes Rehab in an op-ed for the Huffington Post.





feature 327 Cook County Sheriff Discrimination Trial Moves Forward
CAIR-Chicago | May.08.09

CAIR-Chicago is representing an officer who was harassed by fellow officers about his ancestry and national origin as many as ten times a day, and at least a hundred times for over a one-year period.






    





    




    






    May 2, 2009 – May 20, 2009

    Government

    • A Muslim man was arrested and detained for several hours based on a complaint of reckless driving. At the police station the man was handcuffed to a table for three hours and only allowed one phone call. He was offered no explanation as to why he was being detained.

    • A Muslim man complained of a four-year delay in obtaining his green card. This delay is further upsetting to him as he was traveling to visit an ill family member.

    Employment

    • A Palestinian, female Professor of fourteen-years, was dismissed from her position based on a false accusation that she made an anti-Semitic remark in class. This decision to dismiss her from the college was made without any investigation into the accuracy of the allegations.

    • A Muslim man was laid off from his job after protesting the company’s policy of not allowing employees to pray or break their fast during Ramadan.

    • A Muslim employee received a derogatory email from his manager, along with his colleagues. The email contained an article stating false and offensive information about Muslims.

    Prison

    • A Muslim inmate with poor vision had his Quran on tape taken away at the hands of officials from the IDOC. He feels this action was uncalled for and solely based on his religious beliefs.

    • A Muslim man is seeking assistance from CAIR in filing a judgment appeal for his conviction.

    • An inmate complained that he and several other Muslim inmates are being denied an inmate-led prayer gathering within the prison.

    • Two Muslim inmates complained that proper meal accommodations are not being made for them within the prison.

    • Three inmates contacted CAIR-Chicago requesting Islamic materials, such Quran on tape, prayer rugs, prayer beads, and a kufi. CAIR-Chicago put them in contact with organizations that could mail them these items.



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Executive Director
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Civil Rights Director
Christina Abraham

Developement Coordinator
Dina Rehab

Government Affairs Coordinator
Reema Ahmad

Operations Coordinators
Azam Azeem
Daniah Elharezi

Cultural Sensitivity Speaker
Veronica Zapata

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Reem Rahman
Amina Sharif

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Kevin Vodak, Esq.

Outreach Coordinator
Gerald Hankerson

Youth Coordinator
Mokaram Rauf

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Kimberly Newkirk
Emaad Hamwi
Ahmed Rehab
Hina Sodha, Esq.
Yaser Tabbara, Esq. - Secretary
Mazen Kudaimi, MD - Vice President
Safaa Zarzour, Esq. - President






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